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FLOBA   INBICA.                                          191
Our specimens of the stem of Cocculus Le&ha are all small; one, evidently seve-
ral years old, and one-fourth of an. inch in diameter, is compact, woody, and cylin-
drical, with only one zone of wood-wedges. These are separated by very narrow
medullary rays, and extend nearly from the pith to the circumference; they are very
much more numerous and closely placed than 1n C. Uurifulius, but their compo-
nent tissues entirely correspond with those of that plant. Older stems may present
other concentric zones of wood.
The stem of G. villosus attains a considerable diameter, hut onr specimens are
only small branches of the same size and apparent age as those of C. Leesba. The
tissues of these only differ from those of the above-named plant and of C. laurifolius
in the outer portion of the pith, which is contiguous to the wedges of wood, becoming
smaller and denser, and the cells elongating vertically into woody tubes, with blunt
superimposed ends. This is a very common form of pith in Menisperms, varying
in proportion to the more strictly cellular pith in different species and individuals.
In Gocculus macrocarpus the young shoots have the same structure as those of
C. vittosus, the outer pith-cells next the wood being elongated, woody, and dense.
In a styoot nearly half an inch thick there are two zones of wood-wedges analogous to
those of C. laurifoUits, as described by Decaisne, while an old trunk, more than two
inches in diameter, from Chittagong, believed to belong to this species, has a succes-
sion of concentric zones of wood-wedges, irregularly arranged around tin excentric
axis; the number of zones on one semi-diameter being eight or ten, and on the other
about twenty, owing to occasional union or suppression. The wedges of each zone
are separated by thin medullary plates, which do not run in straight lines from the
centre to the circumference.
1.  C. macrocarptus (W. et A.! Prod. i. 13) j foliis fere rotunda-
tis glabris longe petiolatis, paniculis longissimis, drupis obovato-oblon-
gis.—Wight) IlL i. 22. & 7.   Diploclisia macrocarpa, Miers in Taylor**
Ann. $er> 2. vii. 42.
HAB. la montibus inferioribus Zeylanice, Gardner/ TJiwaite&l Mala-
bar, Wight/ Concan, &raha,m> Law!—(v. 8.)
Jfnttex alte scandens, cortice cinereo rugoso. Hmnuli eleganter striatuli, atro-
fusei vel viridescentes. Folia rotundata vel reniformia, basi truncata vel cordata,
margine subrepanda, obtusa'vel retusa cum mucrone, rarius acuta, 6-nervia, nervis
latcralibus extrorse venosis, ^laberrima, subtus glauca, 2-3 poll, longa et longitudine
paullo latiora, petiolo gracili 2-4-pollicari. Fanicula secus ramos vetustiores dia-
positte vel rarius versus apices ramulorum axillares, plerumque elongatte, hand raro
pedales, ramosse, multinorse, ramulia 1-2-poUicaribus apice corymbosis sblitariis vel
fasciculatis. Sepala tenuissime membranacea, lineis punctisque purpureis interdam
conflueutibus (ut etiaiu petala et stamina et ovaria) notata, Petala late cuneata, tri-
loba, lobo medio emorginato vel eroso-dentato, rarius acutiusculo, kteralibus circa
stamina involutis. MAS. Til amenta, planiuscula, ligulata, Anthera biloculares, ob-
liquse, didymas. FOEM. Stamina sterilia 6, camosa, luiearia, obtusa, Ovaria ob-
longa, incurve; styli fere feqnilongi, recurvi. Dru^ pollicares, obovato-oblongce,
obtussB, aarcocarpio parco viscido, Putamen tenue, liguosum, dorso leviter carinatuni,
utrinque sulcis transvcrsis profundis notatum, excavatioue lateral! elongato, subcor-
vato, snperne More, co»talongitudinali per totam longitudinem notata.
A specimen, in leaf only, collected in the Khasia hills, is very like this species, but
cannot in that state be identified with any certainty* A specimen collected in south
China by Seemanu has also very similar foliage*
2.  C. lawifoliuB (DC. Syst. i.,530, Prod. i. 100) ; arboreus, fo-
liis lanceolatis lucidis glabris breviter petiolatia, paniculis axillaribus
folio brevioribus.—Delemrt, Jp. At i. t. 97 \ Coklrooke in linn. Tr«
. 65 j Wall. (M. 4.965!  C. angustifolius, Hmkarl, Hort. Bog, 172;